CiTIUS consolidates as one of the seven entities accredited by the "Programa de ayudas para la acreditación, estructuración y mejora de centros de investigación singulares y agrupaciones estratégicas consolidadas del Sistema Universitario de Galicia". This accreditation certifies CiTIUS as one of the leading research centres of the region.
The Centre reorganises its management structure, with the implementation of a Scientific Directorate headed by Prof. Dr. Senén Barro Ameneiro, supported by a Deputy Directorate headed by Prof. Dr. Paulo Félix Lamas, until then Commissioner Director. Likewise, the centre reorients its thematic specialisation towards Intelligent Technologies, recognising the progressive focus of the Centre's research activity towards this area.
In December of the same year, CiTIUS is recognised as one of the eight Research Centres of Galicia in the framework of the Programa de ayudas para la acreditación, estructuración y mejora de los centros de investigación del Sistema Universitario de Galicia, being the only centre in the field of Intelligent Technologies.
In April, Prof. Dr. Paula López Martínez took over from Prof. Dr. Paulo Félix Lamas as Deputy Director of the centre, after more than ten years of growth and consolidation of the centre under his leadership.